Just 88 miles away from London lies a Neolithic and Bronze Age stone circle that has mystified experts and historians for centuries. With each stone weighing up to 25 tons (on average), scientists are baffled as to how Stonehenge could have been constructed, let alone why it ended up there in the first place. But out of all the mysteries surrounding the stone circle, one thing you don’t have to wonder about is how to get to Stonehenge when visiting London.
To get from London to Stonehenge, tourists normally head to Salisbury (either by rail or by coach), and then pay for additional transportation to get from Salisbury to Stonehenge, which costs £28 (or more). Then, visitors have to pay for the entry fee to enter Stonehenge itself, which costs another £15.50.
Factoring in all these costs, many people choose to go with a tour company to visit Stonehenge from London to save money, and also spare themselves the hassle of finding their way around Salisbury as well.
Most tours from London to Stonehenge include free entry into Stonehenge itself. Some companies even offer private tours so you can enter Stonehenge’s inner circle at sunrise or sunset when no other tourists are around, however these tend to be quite expensive.
If you’re looking around for the perfect tour from London to Stonehenge, here are some of the many options you can choose from:
Evan Evans may not offer as many tours to Stonehenge as other tour companies based out of London, but they have some of the best deals in terms of direct tours from London to Stonehenge.
They also offer a variety of combo tours from London to Stonehenge which include visits to other places nearby as well. They have an excellent Bath and Stonehenge combo tour which costs around £68, as well as tours that include private viewings of Stonehenge’s inner circle at sunrise or sunset. These tours also include visits to Windsor Castle and Oxford, thus they tend to be more expensive (around £125), but if you’re looking for just a simple tour from London to Stonehenge, their Stonehenge Express tour is the most straight-forward option.
Not only does their Stonehenge Express tour include free entry into Stonehenge, it also has great family package deals so you can save a ton of money on ticket costs. However, the company doesn’t offer free pick-up and drop-off services from central hotels in London, unlike other tour companies.
Tickets for the Stonehenge Express tour cost:
Premium Tours is another reputable tour company that offers a number of different combination tours from London to Stonehenge, as well as visits to Windsor Castle, Bath and even the Cotswolds.
The company offers private tours from London to Stonehenge so you can enter the stone circle at sunrise and sunset which cost around £135, and the tour also includes visits to Lacock and Bath as well.
However, if you’re looking for just a simple Stonehenge tour, their Stonehenge Direct Morning Tour is a great option if you want to get picked up directly from your hotel in the early hours of the morning, and arrive back in London around 2 p.m.
The Stonehenge Direct Morning Tour costs:
If you’re not a morning person and/or you’re not too concerned about getting picked up from your hotel, you can go with their Stonehenge Direct Afternoon Tour where you will get both picked up and dropped off at the Victoria Coach Station.
The Stonehenge Direct Afternoon Tour costs:
If you only have a short amount of time in London and you want to see as much of the city as possible as well as Stonehenge, they have an excellent Open Top London Bus tour with an afternoon visit to Stonehenge package, which includes a photo stop at the Tower of London, and time to see the Changing of the Guard before heading to Stonehenge.
The Open Top London Bus Tour with an afternoon visit to Stonehenge tour costs:
With quick morning or afternoon jaunts between Stonehenge and London, to all-day excursions to the stone circle as well as Bath, Lacock and the South West Coast, when it comes to the type of Stonehenge tour experience you’re looking for, Golden Tours probably has it.
A lot of tourists prefer Golden Tours because they pick-up their customers from various centrally-located hotels in London, so if you happen to be staying in one, you’re in luck (especially if you want to go on a morning tour).
Golden Tours offers a ton of combo tours so you can visit more than one place in one day. Not just limited to Stonehenge tours from London, Golden Tours also offers great Stonehenge and Bath combo packages which cost around £70, as well as Stonehenge combo tours which include visits to Lacock, Glastonbury, the South West Coast, and much, much more. Golden Tours is also a great option if you’re looking to save money on group/family bookings, as they offer great deals on tours from London to Stonehenge for families.
Their Simply Stonehenge Morning Tour lasts for about five hours, and includes an extended visit and entry into Stonehenge, and a complimentary hotel pick-up from over 80 central hotels in London. Customers will then be dropped off in a central Kensington location around 2:30 p.m.
The Simply Stonehenge Morning Tour costs:
They also offer a Simply Stonehenge Afternoon Tour which costs the same amount as their morning tour, however, customers will not be picked-up from their hotels, but from the Golden Tours Visitor Centre in Victoria instead.
International Friends has become more and more popular in recent years as they offer everything from overnight tours to Paris, to excursions to Dover. They have a great Bath and Stonehenge combo deal that’s available every Sunday and costs £59 for adults and £49 for children, which is a great option if you want to see Bath as well as Stonehenge.
However, if you’re looking for a private tour of Stonehenge and you’re willing to spend a large chunk of change on it, the company offers a one-day Stonehenge Experience Tour which costs £103 per person and allows customers to enter Stonehenge’s inner circle, and even see the Durrington Walls (which is where experts believe the builders of Stonehenge may have lived while they were constructing the stone circle).
Stonehenge Tours is another great tour company which offers a variety of tours out of London to places like Bath, Downtown Abbey and Highclere Castle. They even offer Stonehenge Explorer Safari Tours out of Salisbury, guided walks of Stonehenge and a ton of tours focusing on all of the Megalithic structures of England.
If you’re looking for a tour that leaves from London, their Stonehenge Express Morning Tour starts at 7:15 a.m. and lasts for about six hours. Customers will also be picked up from their hotels, which is ideal if you’re travelling in a group or with children.
Tickets for the Stonehenge Express Morning Tour cost:
They also have a Stonehenge Express Afternoon Tour where customers are picked up from the Victoria Coach Station at 1:45 p.m., and tickets cost:
If you’re looking for a private tour of Stonehenge from London so you can walk around the stone circles at sunrise or sunset and avoid the crowds, their Custom Stonehenge Private Access Tours cost £295 for one to four passengers.
If you want to take a tour around London as well as Stonehenge, the company also offers an Open top bus tour of London and Stonehenge with Thames cruise tour which include entry into Stonehenge, a great viewing spot to see the Changing of the Guard and a scenic Thames cruise, all of which lasts for about 11 hours.
Tickets for this tour cost:
Anderson Tours offer great combo tours from London to Stonehenge which also include visits to Bath, Avebury, and Salisbury; however, if you’re looking for just a tour from London to Stonehenge, you only have one option:
Their Stonehenge Special Access/Private Viewing Morning Inner Circle Tours are great if you’re hoping to book your own private tour of Stonehenge before it opens to the general public. Customers are picked up at various locations in central London like London Bridge, Baker Street and Victoria between the hours of 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., and tickets cost £99 for adults and £89 for children.
This tour company may focus specifically on getting from London to Stonehenge, but they also include a ton of other combo tours to other places like Windsor, Oxford, Lacock, and more.
They have an excellent Stonehenge Express Tour from London which is ideal for tourists who are short on time, as you can get picked up from your hotel (for the morning tours only) and returned back to London within six hours. They have three different daily tours to choose from starting at 8:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. depending on the season, and tickets cost around £41 per person.
If you want to do a tour around London as well as Stonehenge, the company offers great combo tickets so you can see Stonehenge as well as Buckingham Palace (£69), or go on a cruise along the River Thames and see the Changing of the Guard (£70). You can also snag a great deal on their Royal London and Stonehenge Combo tour so you can visit all the major royal landmarks in London like Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey as well as Stonehenge for as little as £51.